Kingdoms and Thrones

Lucas A. Davidson
1 min readJan 21, 2023

Daily Meditation #332–1/21/2023

We all are kings and queens over our various kingdoms.

Our households.
Our offices.
Perhaps in our committees and boards we volunteer on.
With our children.

Yet, many of us tend to treat our domains — “kingdoms" even — like a feifdom where we rule with anger or overt power.

“No, we are going to do it this way.”

“I have the final say.”

We look down at our teams and cohort from our positions inside of up and out with them.

And sometimes it’s even right for us to make “executive decisions” at work or in our lives — your toddler arguing that they want to bring the pet goldfish to preschool in their pocket probably calls for feet being put down.

We should aim to “rule" our little kingdoms the way we would want to be ruled in them — with some respect, kindness, and understanding. Not from a place of arrogance or brute power.

Remember: people will remember how you make them feel.

And they will talk, too.



Lucas A. Davidson

Daily philosophical meditations on Eudaimonia. These are distillations from the forthcoming book on the topic. Comments or jobs: